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backed by galt they were in total control of the system and they. did depressions which would throw people into bankruptcy and they would lose their farms well actually ellen brown let me come in here the foreclosure fraud scandal ended up taking up a lot of our interview here this afternoon so we're going to have to cut it off here but i'd like i want to have you back on and continue up on this discussion of the gold backed versus non-interest versus interest bearing paper money because it is becoming more of a factor as the u.s. dollar which is the federal reserve interest bearing money is losing favor in the globe and now that there's a kind of a a rush to see how the global economy is going to be re architected and reconfigured what is going to be the new form of money clearly the u.s. dollar won't be around in another ten years so hopefully we can come back and discuss this a little bit more if that if that's ok with you yes ellen brown thanks so much for
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being on the kaiser report thanks max all right that's going to do it for this edition of the kaiser report with me max kaiser and stacy herbert i want to thank my guests ellen brown author of web of debt if you want to send me an email please do kaiser report. or you until next time this is max keiser saying by you know. in india he's available in the go to the joint the hotel rooms. the gateway to the brand imperial. west coast you can. see don't need to go on a clear road this is the colonel was her job as a retreat. good
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to have you with us here on r t three thirty am in moscow these are your headlines russians demand equal justice as the spotlight falls on cases of influential figures using their connections to avoid prosecution a fatal car accident involving the eighteen year old daughter of a local government official prompted widespread public condemnation when she was let off with a suspended sentence. with the u.k. braced for deep spending cuts economists warn of more financial hardship on the way they say policymakers are applying outdated principles to the complex money problems facing the country financier's claim the central banks and government are leading countries to an even bigger crisis. and heroes of the state russia honors the agents deported from the u.s. in the biggest spy swap since the cold war they were exchanged in the end of this
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summer for four spies held by moscow and the chapman who became the face of the ring is believed to be among the recipients. up next we take you to alaska and tell you the story of how it became part of the u.s. after being sold by russia stay with us here on r.t. . once it was a part of russian territory there are still reminders to this day children wearing russian national costumes people having russian names and many orthodox churches are standing here but more than one hundred forty years ago it became the u.s. territory though some americans still don't know about. this over the last i have no idea about a lot stuff like that i don't know anything about that alaska it's cold. it was cold a box of ice a polar bear garden and one russia but in the language of the indigenous peoples the word alaska means the great land.
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sven haakanson is steering his boat out of the narrow bay of kodiak island his ancestors have lived here since time immemorial. over the thousands of years they to solve this seascape each time they put out to sea to hunt. but they use mineral canoes with a couple of paddles instead of comfortable motor boats with powerful engines in the past yes it was very very difficult to hunt as an individual you need to group in order to. actually capture for example you look at the sea lions over here in order for you to hunt one of those in the several people. on a summer day and seven hundred forty one scores of you need it's of the land set out on a hunting expedition in canaries they spotted odd looking ships on the horizon.
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those big sail boats belonged to an expedition led by a russian explorers bearing and. that was how kodiak island made its appearance on russian maps the first colonists were. forty years later seventeen eighteen for the city of. st service a reminder of. the names of russian travelers and merchants. there is. a call who all founded to. tell you where we. russian permanent settlement in alaska and then there's. son in law. named after nikolai. who are was representing the
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government of russia and also the american company. the russian american company was founded in seventy. primarily with the hunting. which. was used as a warehouse from here to russia and to china this sea otter pill has the sickest for any animal the most furs per square inch this is the animal itself the sea otter this animal was what caused the fur gold rush to alaska. two thousand and nine he organized an expedition to retrace the steps of his fellow
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countrymen. the first ever european. unexplored. contact with you have people. looking p. . welcome to normally just as their ancestors welcome these agustin two hundred fifty years ago their homes may have changed a lot but their attitude to russians remains the same. shit over clearly will welcome the east into places that it once served as bases as a ghost can expose. the russians many of the local people said they had russian and . when the russians came to alaska the lives of the indigenous people changed. many of them began to work for the russian american company jobs involved hunting for sea otters fishing and taking part in the building of new settlements
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russian priests and monks visited alaska and baptized the locals into the orthodox faith russian men married local girls. russian men had local women and their children were called creole. creoles were well educated they held top posts in the russian capital to ship as well as in the colonial administration. he's going to. surrender how concerned lives a life entirely different from his ancestors to him putting out to sea is more like fun than work. is proud of his traditional bathhouse he sees it as a symbol of successive generations and imbedded russian traditions. when the russians came. the thing that is similar are the rocks and the heat and steaming the washing inside the vanya and that's something that we've been doing for
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centuries and that's a tradition where now we have a wooden house which is a russian vanya which just adapted to it i mean i grew up taking one yes for bass. svend cs telling the history of. people as a mission he cheery it's a museum which is one of the principal tourist attractions of kodiak island when few tourists visited during low season local people come here to when the russians actually took over our claimed alaska for russia speed you don't see one of sen's friends together with his family is listening to his story although his name is of russian origin he doesn't know a single word of the language spoken on the other side of the bering strait nor does he know much about where his last name comes from. my mom told me. they were taken people off to her to grant their daughter and they couldn't say are
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. russian. speaking don't see me and often doesn't need to speak russian all services in the orthodox church in kodiak city are held in english. a. father in a county was born in new england a place that is far away from here he has no russian roots nevertheless he decided to serve as an orthodox priest in alaska but it was a long story. it's a story of growing up in a christian church protestant church but always wanting and seeking out for face a for experience of the faith and finding that an orthodoxy as
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a young man and eventually answering the call into the priesthoods. the church where father in the county sears stands where the first church in the new world used to be alaska is still predominantly orthodox u.s. state. russians and the priest said then came didn't force us to not speak our language they didn't force us to not follow our traditional ways of living we did you know stop practicing our all the religious practices but pretty much everything else stayed the same hunting language but then in doing the american period. american archaeologist david mcmahon is exploring the remains of russian legacy. these are. they would have been used.
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for this is one of the most important finds of his career some of the objects were found at the site of the first russian others on the ocean floor so. this is. frames this together with. david raised a many remains of the russian ship kodiak from the depths of the ocean. to the russian american company the shores of island in eight hundred sixty. eight was very lucrative because the gold miners in california needed for their drinks so even if. it was still make a good profit the ship was leaving. everyone got off the ship but because of the board the ship stayed afloat for several days before sank. the. twenty five meters deep to explore the remains of the ship the kodiak was one of
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a dozen ships keeping the lines of communication with. similar ships regularly sailed the length of the north pacific many as a symbol the russian american company was in dire straits. at the beginning of the eight hundred sixty s. the company reached the edge of bankruptcy that caused a debate on whether alaska could be sold the vast territory was inhabited by eight hundred. russian needed to defend it. those factors led to a serious discussion about a potential sale they were held in an atmosphere of secrecy laws only a handful of fishel sort of knew about them the legal. american was not particularly keen on buying the faraway territory a russian envoy to washington eduardo steckel was told to do his best to convince
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the u.s. government that it would gain more miss benefits by acquiring alaska. steckel had the support of u.s. state secretary william seward who was in favor of a u.s. territorial expansion. finally in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven after lengthy negotiations alaska was sold to the united states for the price of seven point two million dollars. on october the eighteenth eight hundred sixty seven the russian flag was lowered in the former alaskan capitol of sitka. its stead america's colors were raised. today happy alaska day is one of the major holidays of the forty ninth state. during the bright showed the residents of citgo reenact the procedure of handing over the flag from russians to americans.
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in eight hundred sixty seven the ceremony for placing the russian colony under u.s. control was much more modest. the american government was weary of accusations that they had wasted a lot of money headlines splashed across the newspapers scoffed at the purchase describing it as nothing more than a box of vice. rumor even had a bit of the seven point two million dollars paid some two hundred thousand was given to senators in the form of kickbacks. but opinion. deliberate steps were taken out of the hope of upswelling some sentences. the treaty. after alaska came under u.s. control the russian american company lost its influence and the russians were offered a choice either return to russia or live in the reservation. check. what became of the money. was shrouded in mystery. the official version.
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was spent on the construction of railways. however that the ship carrying the gold received for the sale of alaska had sunk in the pacific.
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it's. the lower forty eight. of the forty nine most people in the lower forty eight. part of america. i've actually had. lived. here. a few english words gary however doesn't speak russian
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my grandfather passed away a couple of decades ago and my grandmother. passed away soon after that just some distance from here my father. most of my relatives and one day. too. right after the peninsula was sold to the americans the village ninilchik was built on the seashore all of the employees of the russian american company who refused to move to russia had been banished here by the us government one of the older buildings is right down below us doesn't have a window in it and built in the old log dovetail design with the dovetail corners there are several other buildings that are throughout here including sheds that were used for fishing the older ones were built as as old as the late eighteenth hundreds all the residents of new chick are related to each other one way or another they are the houses irene she died in one thousand nine hundred five one of
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the most successful people born in india. at lehman who is a distant relative of gary a school called four years ago he was the lieutenant governor of alaska. he's only passing through today and has decided to stay with his uncle and aunt their ancestors were russians and they still use russian words in their everyday lexicon . was married. a few hours later he will visit his father at a nursing home in the town of sold. your interview to i told him i tell my father that everything. oh you do that if it. doesn't see the russian heritage simply as a distant episode in the history of his native state he remembers well when he was a child far more people spoke russian than english. with my brother's
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russian heritage and we often joked about it when we within about ten miles. were doing what we call speaking then we start talking like my father telling some of the stories it is still a very. part of my heritage. more in a rising around lunchtime he visits his father at the local nursing home he says a few phrases in russian. mikko i. was there come to. nick lehman can't remember names and faces clearly last year he had a stroke. yes he. does but even. though it's my son nick lehman's condition sometimes makes him imagine he's not a nursing home but in the old settlement of. where everyone has
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a boat where christmas is celebrated in early january rather than in december and where people in nearly every home speak russian. to know there's. a group of. nick lehman is one of the few people here who still remember the russian era of the land its former legacy is gradually being forgotten much in the same way as old people's memories fade away i'd like to teach my children about their heritage and we've shared it. especially with our oldest child our son and i think the best way we can do it is to talk about it sure some of the stories maybe even some of the language i want them to understand are very rich cultural heritage is it makes me think of the. phrase and here is one of the most popular teachers at
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high school. he used to teach english to russian children in the russian town of. course today he teaches russian in alaska none of the children in his class has a slavic name all of them are americans who have decided to learn the language that was once dominant in this part of the world. your wont during prion why all. this july. this thing that. i'm not. here. the gory season self as a representative of the new wave of russian settlers of alaska who fears he makes himself at home the russian legacy is everywhere. because today there are at least about seven hundred. conspicuously
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russian for example. then the presence of the churches here so you know the words. let's put it like this here in . the presence of the past. that emerged. after. trying to stick to a lifestyle reminiscent of siberia. people first came here in one thousand six to eight years this is the first house they have built he added we take why they feel you're not young enough how do you choose in an age when for some reason trying to guess why there's no escape for you dressed to kill. is famous. and she is known for causing. particularly fond of her because
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she is the only always ready to talk to journalists. that live in the settlement and they always prefer. the founders of fled the soviet union to america to escape persecution. in alaska. trying to distance themselves from civilization much like they would. if it initially it was a private. that the signs had been removed and now people can visit us where they can talk to and meet. today it is even something of a tourist attraction. run by. the most lucrative business in the.
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for three decades it never occurred to the old believers that someday americans might be among their neighbors they tried to escape visiting other towns but now the american houses stay near the russian ones vacuously know matthew has five children he moved. seven years ago after buying one third of the local land and his american dream is slowly becoming a reality the land was. pretty good price the russians. russians the people that are here the orthodox. have a nice set of values. friendly relations with matt but as the years ago by she becomes ever more apprehensive of the prospect of. losing its status as a russian enclave and turning into just another quiet settlement in alaska. children in the still russian national dress but english is now their mother tongue
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. for growing up in a russian village but we go to english school learn english not as much russian i think or the time. i. played which. the new wave of settlers who moved to alaska during the last decades came from siberia. twentieth century russian destinations changed in comparison with the eighteenth century the majority preferred. city anchorage rather than kodiak island . out of the city's three hundred thousand strong population five thousand are migrants from russia. situated in an ass. everybody.
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is perfect. he was born. children of the russians who came here and nine hundred eighty nine nine hundred ninety s. are about twenty years old just some of this russian generation has grown up in alaska they speak very good english and understand spoken russian it is indeed a new generation of music. there's a place where everybody's going. to be. different places. but the new russia have taken the him like lines close to the. russians don't see themselves as. they see themselves as.
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once again they will. have to go through a strenuous course of training before the second expedition they intend to use the same gear that the early russian explore. discover a. then we want to know the actual truth and that's why we didn't have a choice of transport. head of the community of indigenous people. takes a dim view of europeans to make more difficult. to see. as motorboats. thinks giving up the perks of
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civilization is a foolish thing to do. yet despite embracing the modern era inwardly he still remains committed to the simple principles preached by his ancestors. we were here for thousands of years. but you know we didn't have the system of paper saying that we can claim this land because in our philosophy in our worldview. you can own land the land owns you you know how can you say you own that when you're only here for a little bit and then you got it's a whole different philosophy of owning it versus living with it.

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